Cultural Resources GIS Data Standards

Black and white map of Denver, Colorado Historic suburban construction is highlighted against the street grid.
Figure K25, Subdivision Platting in the Denver Region, 1955-1964 from the Inter-County Regional Planning Commission, Population: Denver Metro Area, Master Plan Report 27C (June 1965) reproduced in National Register nomination "Historic Residential Subdivisions of Metropolitan Denver 1940-1965."


All GIS data collected with HPF funds must comply with the NPS Cultural Resource Spatial Data Transfer Standards with complete feature level metadata. Template GeoDatabases and guidelines for creating GIS data in the NPS cultural resource spatial data transfer standards can be found at the NPS Cultural Resource GIS Facility. Technical assistance to meet the NPS Cultural Resource Spatial Data Transfer Standard specifications will be made available, if requested. Execution of a Data Sharing Agreement between the NPS and the Recipient shall take place prior to collection of GIS data using HPF funds.

The standards are designed to ensure that there is consistency in data organization and documentation and that data gathered by your grant can be shared among and between other federal, state, tribal, and local entities.

A detailed guideline document is available through the National Park Service Integrated Resource Management Applications (IRMA) data store as well as a sample geospatial dataset.

Source: Data Store Collection 7957. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: April 1, 2021